Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opened this bottle with a friend on Thanksgiving. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark brown with a small beige head. The aroma is pumpkin, bread, vanilla, and fresh cookies. Moderate carbonation bolsters this beer, but there’s some slickness to it that detracts from it a bit. Finishes with a little snap of bubbles. Good flavor profile with obvious pumpkin, though it’s not as bold as some in the style. It melds well with vanilla sweetness, milk chocolate, light coffee. Well-rounded flavors that aren’t pronounced in any one area. A pleasant bounty of holiday flavors. A good pumpkin beer, that isn’t a one-trick pony. A nice Thanksgiving treat.
degbert (1398) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark, translucent brown with red highlights and a creamy, cinnamon head with a lot of lace. Nose is allspice, nutmeg, molasses, fresh pumpkin, black tea, eggs, and graham. Very little dark aromas for a porter. On the palate, it’s very much like a spiced coffee on the front of the tongue; a delicious, dry melange of espresso and fall spices shifting into the roundness of fresh pumpkin. This one’s serious; it’s not confection or pastry, but more about the real spice and vegetable. Finish is long, molasses-tinged, and slightly heavy. Impressive.
hershiser2 (1446) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a large frothy tan head. Smells of clove, nutmeg, pumpkin, cinnamon, and vanilla.
Taste is vanilla cinnamon, ginger, pumpkin. Yum!
chucklemation (837) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark mahogany with a thin, long-lasting off-white head. Aroma is toast/nut, chocolate, pumpkin, nutmeg, allspice. Flavor is roast, toast, chocolate, pumpkin, and nutmeg, among other spices. Has a dry, slightly bitter finish. I really enjoyed this. Every sip yields some new flavor and aroma.
Beerandhockey8 (263) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 22oz bottle to shaker. This is the imperial pumpkin porter. Pour is a black color with a thin beige head. Nose is pumpkin, cinnamon, malt, nutmeg, coffee. Taste is mostly sweet, medium body. Lively finish on the palate. Not bad just lacking some depth.
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown color with a tint of ruby when held to the light. Moderate sized light tan colored head. Sweet pumpkin with mild spice scents. A really nice feel. Pumpkin and floral flavors. Sweet pink or purple jelly bean flavors (not a favorite here). Perfumed. Licorice, another component I’m not big on.
BVery (8049) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Dark dense brown pour with a huge foamy head. Chocolate, pumpkin, spice, some vanilla. Dense creamy palate. Good stuff.
bartlebier (2654) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber shared by maniacally meandering mowbeer @BKL ’15 - SA, thanks! Textured copperbrown pour, cookiedough. Dough-aromatic and more flavour-infused cookie and seasonal biscuit (spekuloos, gingerbread) alleviated by fresh vanilla and pumpkin spices. Pleasingly chewy drink, spiked with the classical nutmeg/cinnamon, brown sugar caramel and with actual pumpkin texture thrown into the mix. Tastefully done for such a risky overloaded style, making tasty, punching use of its abv.
njager246 (601) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is chocolate, cinnamon, and pumpkin. Taste has a lot of chocolate, a little pumpkin, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Nice
DSG (8557) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Naama’s place. Thanks Stas & Vova. Deep amber with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, some toast, pumpkin, pie spices, cookie and a bit of vanilla. Sweet flavor, spicy, with caramel, some pumpkin, toast, a bit of chocolate and a drier finish with a bitterish hint. Medium-bodied.
Werckmeister (960) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
shared at Braukunst Live, Munich, thanks. almost black color, small coffee colored head. smells cookies, spices, cinnamon, chocolate, smells like speculatus. medium to full body, taste in accordance with the smell, again reminds me of cookies, spices, cinnamon, chocolate, light coffee, light roasty nice bitter finish. quite nice.